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Online 1-Day Retreat

Led by Rebecca Li

Any Level

Sliding Scale



Begins: Sunday May 2, 2021
Check-in: 9:45 am
End Date: Sunday May 2, 2021
End Time: 6:00 PM

apply by 3:00 pm Wednesday, April 28

Come practice and learn together with us – online, building diligence, camaraderie, and supporting each other through our practice. Explore self-mastery through Chan Meditation.

Requirements to be accepted are:

  1. Previous instruction in basic meditation.
  2. A commitment to all-day practice.
  3. A PC or smart-phone to connect with the retreat.



There will be a one-hour online orientation for this event, on Thursday April 29, starting at 8:30 pm ET.

NOTE: Please make your payment no later than 3:00 pm ET on April 29, the day of the orientation. At that time we will email the Zoom codes to connect to the orientation and the retreat. Also at that time, the codes will be available if you sign in to your account and use the “Check the Status” feature.

Please respect this virtual retreat as if you were practicing in the Chan Hall. Allow enough space in the comfort of your own home for seated meditation. Let your housemates know that you should not be disturbed. Do not distract yourself with talking, reading, or checking your phone.

Floor cushions or a meditation bench would be best if you have them. Although a sturdy, comfortable chair where the thighs can be level with the floor is acceptable as well.


This event is priced on a sliding scale. Please consider paying at the highest rate that you can afford. Your generosity supports Dharma Drum Mountain, staff, your fellow practitioners and our continuous efforts to help people to learn and grow.

When you submit your application, select one of the sliding scale rates below. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Base: $35
Sustainer: $50
Benefactor: $100

Any amount paid above the Base rate is a tax deductible donation to DDRC. Your confirmation email is your tax receipt.

Rebecca Li PhD

Rebecca Li, PhD, is the founder and guiding teacher of Chan Dharma Community. She attended her first intensive retreat with Chan Master Sheng Yen in 1996 and began serving as his interpreter in 1998. She started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and later on, she trained with John Crook and then Simon Child, both Dharma heirs of Master Sheng Yen, to lead intensive retreats. Rebecca received full Dharma transmission from Simon Child in 2016. read more

6:45 am9:45 amLog in to Zoom meeting; Brief introduction7 am10 amGuided Sitting Meditation8 am11 amEight-Form Moving Meditation8:45 am11:45 amDharma Talk & Sitting Meditation9:45 pm12:45 pmEating Meditation; Interview; Work Practice; Sitting Meditation (optional)11:15 am2:15 pmSitting Meditation & Q&A12:30 pm3:30 pmWalking Meditation1 pm4 pmEating Meditation; Interview; Work Practice; Sitting Meditation (optional)1:30 pm4:30 pmSitting Meditation2:35 pm5:35 pmSharing and Closing3 pm6 pmEnd of Retreat

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